Ellisville

The location of the Ellisville Superfund site. The Callahan Subsite is a section of the Ellisville site as a whole.
Screen capture | EPA.gov

The Environmental Protection Agency has again attempted to assure the city of Wildwood that a former toxic dumping site is now safe. However, local officials are still not convinced. 

car lot
Martin Kleppe | Flickr

On April 5, all St. Louis County voters, and residents of more than four dozen municipalities in St. Louis and St. Charles will see a variation of the following proposition, known as Proposition B  (A, V, or 1) on their ballot.

Voting booths
File photo | Rachel Heidenry | St. Louis Beacon

Updated 3:25 p.m. May 4 - Former Kinloch Mayor Darren Small, who lost on April 7, has filed a court petition that contests the election and alleges vote fraud.  The winning candidate, Betty McCray, is threatening legal action if she isn't soon allowed to get into City Hall.

Small's petition was filed in St. Louis Circuit Court last week, soon after the county Election Board presented the results of its house-to-house survey with county Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A St. Louis County judge permanently reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, a move that could end the impeachment saga that has gripped the suburban town.

“This is the never-ending story and it’s finally coming to an end,” Paul said. “And it’s got a good ending, I think."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul was handed his first major defeat since returning to office when the City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to authorize tax breaks for the proposed Wal-Mart project he had campaigned against.

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: After a standing ovation from allies and a quick search for the gavel, reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul was back in charge Tuesday night.

Despite his ear-to-ear grin, even Paul acknowledges that the reunion with fellow city officials – some of whom still want him out -- may be rockier than he’d hoped.

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A St. Louis County circuit judge has temporarily reinstated Adam Paul as mayor of Ellisville, ruling Monday that the City Council followed incorrect procedures in removing Paul from office in April.

“He’s back in the saddle,’’ said Paul’s jubilant lawyer, Chet Pleban. Paul will preside at the next council meeting, Pleban added.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Tempers flared at a meeting of the Ellisville City Council after an attempt to overturn former Mayor Adam Paul’s removal from office was stifled.

And supporters of the former mayor expressed blistering criticism about the growing costs to the city to defend the mayor's removal from office.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Former Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul promised earlier this month that he would go to a "real court" to try and get his job back.

Paul proved true to his word.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: In proceedings that his attorney called a “lynch mob” and a “sham,” the Ellisville City Council voted Monday to remove Mayor Adam Paul from office.

But the beleaguered leader of the small west St. Louis County municipality said his fight will move from the council to the St. Louis County Circuit Court, a venue where he and his lawyer predicted he would win his job back.

Mayor Adam Paul and lawyer Chet Pleban
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Ellisville City Council was enmeshed in a long Night Two of its deliberations on the proposed impeachment of Mayor Adam Paul.

Four hours into Tuesday night's proceedings, the council was still listening to witnesses and the back-and-forth between the lawyers representing the council and Paul.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Ellisville City Council’s impeachment proceedings against Mayor Adam Paul will apparently be stretched out even longer – with no final decision levied until next week.

But with half the council to be replaced because of Tuesday's election results, the council -- and Paul's political opponents -- plan to act fast.

At the end of Day Three in the hearing process, councilman Matt Pirrello told reporters that a council vote on impeachment will be set for next Monday.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Area voters on Tuesday selected new mayors in Clayton, Fenton and Chesterfield, and sided with incumbents in Normandy and Valley Park.

The contest in Clayton, St. Louis County's seat, was particularly tight, with former Alderman Harold Sanger edging out two current aldermen: Michelle Harris and Alex Berger III.

(via Flickr/Ian Sane)

Here's a strange, and painful-sounding, story out of Ellisville this morning for you:

A 53-year-old St. Louis County woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in the head by a deer.

Authorities say the woman was standing in a service station parking lot in Ellisville when two deer ran through the lot. One of them ran into the woman, knocking her to the ground. The animal then bounded into an insurance company window.

The woman is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Her name has not been released.